Today's guest is easily one of Dan and Ian's favorite writers online.
Tim Urban is the man behind Wait But Why. He writes long-form, stick figure illustrated blog posts on a variety of topics. Better yet, he has turned his own procrastination into success.
As you'll find out during this episode, Tim is more than just a blogger. He is a business owner, and all-around creative persona. His blog has even attracted people like Elon Musk, who enjoyed Tim's blog so much that he reached out to him directly to ask him to write about some of his projects.
This week, Tim shares the story behind the creation of his blog, his business partnership, and what the future holds in store for him.
Dan and Ian 01.19.17
Last week I had a call with Andrew Youderian, who I speak with about once a quarter. Since Andrew also runs a community, and we were both in ecommerce, we get on the phone to catch up on business and life. Andrew said something I thought was interesting, which was along the lines of, "we've...
Dan and Ian know that all entrepreneurs struggle with hiring, and specifically hiring remote workers.
One thing that they have learned over the years, through listeners of this podcast and members of the Dynamite Circle, is that stay-at-home moms tend to make model team members. On this week's episode, you'll hear the stories of three women.
Kiri Masters is the founder of Bobsled Marketing. She shares some of her experiences finding great team members, and why that strategy revolves around stay-at-home parents.
Louise Gray is one one of Kiri's remote employees. She had a very successful corporate career at Sony, before having a baby and reconsidering how she approaches work.
Lesley Pyle is the founder of HireMyMom, a well-established agency that places stay-at-home parents at companies around the world.
Dan and Ian 01.12.17
Chiang Mai is a hotspot for those who run businesses online (and, perhaps infamously, for those who'd very much like to do so). When I was there a few weeks ago, I even met a few young people who'd skipped going to university to, instead, come to the mountainous north of Thailand, to work on projects and learn...
Dan and Ian have always been fascinated by people who can create ways to generate income quickly.
Today's guest not only works for one of the most successful startups in San Francisco, but at the same time he has built a successful online side hustle in the form of an SEO training course.
Tommy Griffith is the founder of ClickMinded. On this week's episode, you'll hear how he was able to create a successful side business by setting aside his Saturday mornings. Tommy also shares his thoughts about what you need to give up to be an entrepreneur, and why he thinks there could be opportunities for entrepreneurs in the educational space.
Dan and Ian 01.05.17
There are a few things in my life, left over from 2016, which I’d like to change in 2017. They are: Lose the extra 15 lbs for good. I’m guessing this one is on many people’s New Year’s resolutions list. Luckily for me, I usually only fluctuate a few pounds, but any more than that...
Podcast 29:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment It's that time of year again. Our businesses slow down for the holidays, and we naturally get a little reflective about the past 12 months. This week, Dan and Ian have decided to revisit some of their favorite episodes of the Tropical MBA podcast in 2016. You'll hear...
Dan and Ian 12.29.16
This is one of the few weeks of the year that the entire TMBA team doesn't come together in our virtual office. But I wanted to sneak in to say happy holidays to you. A photo posted by Dan Andrews (@tropicalmba) on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:41pm PST And to keep our streak alive. Since committing to...
Podcast 19:28 | Download | Stitcher | iTunes | Comment On this very festive edition of the TropicalMBA Podcast, Dan and Ian have decided to put their own spin on one of their all-time favorite holiday songs, The 12 Days of Christmas. Their rendition is all about the 12 things that every entrepreneur is wishing for this...
Dan and Ian 12.22.16
In every company I have owned, I have made the same mistake: I over invested. For most businesses, generally in the first few years, there is a period when you have to spend a significant amount of time and/or money to get it off the ground. You are trying to figure out what does -...